It is amazing to watch the development as a child grows. The first few years of life are critical times when the child gains certain skills that will be needed for the rest of their life. As a parent, there are a few things that you can do to support this development and help your child gain opportunities to gain the skills that they will need.
Watch a young child, and you will see that babies don’t have any hand-eye coordination. A baby first develops a sense of their hands and arms when they figure out that they can rattle a toy or move an object. As they grow, their awareness of hand and arm movement develops, although certain vision and motor disorders could potentially hinder the progress in some situations.
Hand-eye coordination is essential for everyday life tasks, so you need to take a proactive approach to ensure that your child is developing in the right way. This process happens naturally, but there are times when you might need to work with an eye doctor or team of medical professionals if the development is hindered for some reason.
What types of activities should you plan for your child to encourage the healthy development of hand-eye coordination? Here are a few options to consider:
For more information about protecting your child’s visual health, contact us to schedule an appointment. You can call our Temecula office at (951) 302-1331 or our Murrieta office at (951) 600-9226.
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